Mother’s day (Canada)
In the UK mothering Sunday was last month, but today is the North American day to celebrate our mom’s.
MY Mom was a fun loving, kind, musical person. Hard working to say the least I do not remember a time when my Mom was simply a Housewife.
She and ma Da raised 5 of us. In her honour I am trying to complete todays Blog in Doric.
Ma mither was born in Aiberdeen Dec 08, 1919. She entered a family of ma nanny and Dan 2 older sisters Jeannie and Jemina (Jean and Ina) a 4th sister arrived a few years later Kathie.
Mam travelled to Canada in 1927 with her family, my granopa was seeking a new life for them a.
In 1937 for some reason they returned to aiberdeen less ma aunties Jean and Ina who had married in Canada.
War came along that fateful Sept in 1939. Ma worked in the munitions plant, the soapworks and a myriad of tasks that the women folk took on as their men were away. My mam and dad married on Rabbie Burns Day 1941.
I came along in Jan of 1944 at 19 Stevenson St…..
Fast forward through Georgie, Joey, Sandra, Linda.
My ma was a guid cook and I learned a lot from her. Being back here in Scotland, I have eaten Haggis Pizza, haggis pudding, mealie pudding and pease pudding as well as mince n tatties. Cullen skink and yella fish in milk stovies not quite as good as what I remember from ma mither.
When I came home to Aiberdeen in 1963 ma folks hadna been back since 1950. my mam asked me to pick up a wew ashet for her..(Careful how you say Ashet)
I bought een and sent it to her, I think was da was happiest of all to have mam make an ashet pie in Toronto/
In memory of mam I give you a picture of the one Sasha and I shared.
This Is The Scottish Name For A Steak Pie, And I DO NOT Mean Those Minuscule, Tasteless Things You Buy In The Supermarket. This Is The Kind Of Steak Pie That Mothers, Grandmother’s made.
A Happy mother’s day mom you are missed.
Sasha and I do not eat as well this every day I have found recently the Scots version of Kraft Dinner mmmmmmmmmm I love it.